The National Memorial Arboretum is open to pre-booked visitors. Tickets are released each Thursday and can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. People visiting the Arboretum must follow the latest government guidance relating to travel and social distancing, and anyone advised to self-isolate should not visit the site at this time.
Access to the Arboretum will be via the Remembrance Centre where our visitor toilets are available. The Chapel, Far East Prisoners of War Memorial Building and Shop are now open. We also have indoor seating available in our Restaurant, as well as the outdoor takeaway service from our Coffee Shop.
We are legally obliged to ask all visitors over the age of 16 to either check in with the NHS Test and Trace App or to provide contact details upon arrival.
Further information about the measures currently in place at the Arboretum can be found by following the link below.
Please find below a selection of materials that we invite you to use from home, and we hope you will join us at the Arboretum to continue your learning.
In this session you will learn how the Second World War impacted on children’s lives around the world. Follow these activities to learn about children who were evacuated in Britain and how the war changed children’s lives in other countries.
In the second Children in the Second World War session you will learn how the Second World War impacted children’s lives around the world. Use the activities to discover more about children who were evacuated in Britain and how the war changed children’s lives in other countries.
Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps.
The day encourages people to come together around the nation in remembering those who suffered as a result of Nazi persecution and in the Holocaust, or through subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Learn more about this key January date, Memorial Flames and Anne Frank by downloading our worksheets below.
On 7 May 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered and the Second World War in Europe was over. On 8 May, people in Britain and across the world celebrated Victory in Europe, also known as VE Day. Discover more about the Second World War and VE Day at home by using the worksheets below.
Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marked the day that Japan surrendered in the Second World War, bringing about the end of the conﬂict. This came several months after Victory in Europe Day (VE Day).
Use the resources below to discover more about those who fought in the Far East. Our activity packs, developed in partnership with The Royal British Legion, and guided walks will explore the story of the "Forgotten Fourteenth". Comprising a million people from across the Commonwealth, the Fourteenth Army was one of the most diverse forces in history.
Visualising History: Remembering The Forgotten Army is a new exhibition by illustrator and researcher Kremena Dimitrova. The exhibition tells the story of the Fourteenth Army in the Burma Campaign and investigates the lasting legacy of the multicultural army.